cartoon hand depositing money into globeApplications to join the EPIC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition are due by Friday, September 7.

Pitch competition to fund social enterprise

The inaugural Social Enterprise Pitch Competition hosted by the Entrepreneur Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) on Friday, September 21, offers two ways to participate:

  1. Apply to pitch your social enterprise business idea to a panel of judges (applications due September 7); or
  2. Sign up to attend the pitch competition as an audience member and come watch individuals try to sell their business ideas to a panel of judges.

The competition is open to individuals and teams with a social enterprise at any stage of development — from simply having a big idea to already generating revenue. Social enterprises include businesses that have a social or environmental benefit mission along with a revenue-generation model.

Winners of the pitch competition will enter the EPIC Social Enterprise Program and receive up to $8,000 to develop their businesses over a 16-week period, provisionally scheduled from October 1 to January 31.

Find eligibility criteria and an online registration form on the EPICentre website.

The public is invited to look on during the pitch session, from 1 to 3 p.m. September 21, on the second floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre.